Roman Puls, or my new favorite hearty meal.

Recently I’ve been on a history binge and I’m also cleaning out my fridge and pantry. This led me to trying out a new combination of ingredients I’d never even consider. Inititally I was extremely skeptical to trying onions with my oatmeal but I was in an experimental mood. I was very positively surprised by how sweet and rounded the flavor of this dish turned out.

If you’re looking to spice up your oatmeal this is the way to go. Equally good as dinner and breakfast, served cold from left overs.

My version of Roman Puls, or oatmeal, onions and bacon stew.


* Oatmeal, rolled oats 400g
* 2 onions
* 2-3 cloves of garlic to taste
* Beans pre-cooked, 200g
* 1 litre of water.
* Optional: Bacon cubes, 100-200g
* Optional: Salt to taste


1. Using one pot, fry the bacon until crispy, and onions until clear. Add garlic towards end.
2. Add oatmeal and water and beans.
3. Add salt to taste.
4. Leave until oatmeal has cooked into a porridge.
5. Cooking time: 30-40 minutes

When served cold from left overs I find that a little honey really makes it pop.

I’ve tried it a few times this week and I think the bacon really compliments this dish well. The flavor and especially the fat makes the dish very hearty and filling. This recipe is a work in progress and the amounts can be played around with to your tastes. Personally I’m going to add 1-2 cloves of garlic more next time as I really like the flavor.

Give me your thoughts and input, I’d love to hear if someone has tried something similar and have any ideas on how to improve this!

Roman Puls, or my new favorite hearty meal.